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Beer Available At Refuge Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Refuge Dureza , Refuge Mystique Rose , Refuge Asylum IPA , Refuge Illusion IPA , Refuge Entropy Porter , Refuge Rampart Red , Refuge Oracle , Refuge Blood Orange Wit , Refuge Abbey Road , Refuge Refugee Tripel , Refuge French Oak Barrel Tripel , Refuge Mystique
t0rin0 (960) Riverslime, California | April 28, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited April 27, 2013.
First stop in Temecula and quickly learned that all the breweries (the warehouse/industrial breweries, not the restaurants) in the area close at 8pm. So if you want to hit them all (Aftershock, Black Market, Craft, Iron Fire, Refuge, and Wiens) you need to start early. Also, this place is right across the street from Wiens which is nice.
The place is kind of dark and has a neat bar setup with an island with taps on either side for the bartenders and several counters at different angles. The service was very friendly and they explained a bit about each beer as they delivered them to us. Didnt se a food menu or a food truck but they did give us a bowl of pretzels to munch on.
I tried all eight of the house beers and on average they were all decent. Nothing amazing but nothing bad either. Iíd say that theyíre probably a little bit better than the ones across the street at Wiens. Itís also interesting (to me anyway) that theyíre mostly Belgian styled.
Iíll stop in again some time just to see whats new. Of the six (out of eight) Temecula area breweries that Iíve been to this probably had the best atmosphere for hanging out and spending an hour.
brokensail (617) Orange County, California | July 21, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice modern and semi-chic decor (as much as you can get for a business park, anyway). They have 10 taps, but one of the beers was out on our visit. Beers were mostly just okay, but a couple of decent ones. Price is good for the most part, but they wonít do samples of their barrel aged beers and charge $6 for a snifter of each of them. Probably the best of the Temecula breweries to hang out at, as the beer is decent and the place is nice.
GT2 (477) Riverside, California | July 7, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really awesome tap room inside the main brewhouse. Symbiotic relationship with food trucks is a godsend. Awesome decor- sort of modern old Western. A ton of their house beers on tap including some barrel aged specialties. The one-offs though were not available for sampling flights which is annoying. Friendly staff. Great vibe, popular place with the local crowd. Beer quality was higher than expected, a focus on Belgian styles though their Belgian Pale Ale and Abbey Tripel were ironically not good. Blood Orange Wit was really nice. BA stuff was okay, probably not worth the price...but $6 for a pour of those was not bad at all.
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